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Barbet vs Rough Collie – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Barbet vs Rough Collie" Compare Barbet and Rough Collie. Which is better: Barbet or Rough Collie?
Name Barbet Rough Collie
OriginsFrance Scotland
Group Gun Dog Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank40440
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Other Names French Water Dog Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $600-$1000 $400-$600

General Appearance - Barbet vs Rough Collie

Size Large Medium Large
Weight 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Avg. Weight 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Barbet vs Rough Collie

Coat Waterproof Rough Soft Thick Straight Harsh Furry
Colors Fawn White Brown Gray Black Black & White & Tan Blue & Merle Blue & Merle & White Sable Sable & White White White & Merle Merle
Grooming
Average: The Barbet requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Barbets shed none to minimal.
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Barbet vs Rough Collie

Temperament Companionable Intelligent Obedient Cheerful Joyful Friendly Gentle Intelligent Loyal Protective Responsive Social Hard working Docile Obedient Elegant Herding
Intelligent Rank
Average: Barbet's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Barbets are quite easy to train.
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Barbet is a highly playful breed.
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Barbets have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Barbets are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Barbets are a social breed.
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Barbet rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Barbets are average watchdogs.
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Barbets are average defenders.
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Barbet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Barbets have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Barbets have average wanderlust potential.
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Barbets have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Barbets are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Rough Collies are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Barbets adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Barbets do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Rough Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Barbet vs Rough Collie

Stranger Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards strangers.
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Barbets are kid-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards cats.
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Barbet is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Barbets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Barbets are generally with other pets.
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Barbets are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Yes
Barbet breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Barbet vs Rough Collie

Health Issues
Barbets tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Egészségesek Rough Collie fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Epilepsy Hernia Hip Dysplasia Overbite Underbite Collie Eye Anomaly Gray Collie Syndrome Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 13-15 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No
Energy Level
Barbets are high energy dogs.
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Barbets have an average exercise need.
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Barbets don't need too much sleep.
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Barbet can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Rough Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Barbet has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Barbet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Barbet vs Rough Collie

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies

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